Focus: This $250 nano-grant provides funding for ACS Local Sections to critically address and asses local section organization and planning, which requires discussion/streamlining/improvement.
Guidelines: ACS Local Sections are encouraged to organize an event/meeting to engage officers and interested members in discussion about their current organizational structure and to focus on strategic planning.
Areas of potential focus can include, but are NOT limited by:
- Bylaw review and revision: All local sections are encouraged to update their bylaws, and in some cases, are required to do so. (For example, if a local section wishes to conduct elections using electronic voting, this MUST be reflected in the bylaws).
- Annual budget development: Budget planning is essential for local sections to successfully manage their finances. A clear and concise financial report is required as part of the local sections’ annual reports.
- Strategy Café: Organize a Strategy Café with an open-ended goal of identifying areas for improvement within the local section and/or create an improvement plan to aid the local section in achieving its long-term goals.